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Edward Collins came to New Zealand on a whaling ship in 1842 and became a farmer in the Hawkes Bay, near Waipawa. He sold his farm to the Johnston family and moved to Abbotsville – near Waipawa – and then to Newbury, on the outskirts of Palmerston North. He died 21 Jan 1887, aged 65. Sarah Collins, nee Lovelock, arrived in New Zealand in 1840 at Wellington. She was the first white woman in the Tamamu area. She married Collins at the age of 16.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2007N_Pi199_PEO_1187
Title
Edward and Sarah Collins
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Pi 199
Date
1860 to 1887

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Place
Palmerston North

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Taxonomy

Tags
fence,
painted backdrop,
people,
photographs,
pi 199,
rustic,
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